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Social media disciplinary is a ‘wake-up call’

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By Josh Loeb

A Decision by an RCVS disciplinary committee that a vet was guilty of serious professional misconduct in posting pictures of clients’ pets on social media without permission should serve as a wake-up call for the profession.

That is the view of Carol Gray, a doctoral researcher who specialises in informed consent and communication in veterinary settings.

Gray said the result of the disciplinary hearing involving Natalia Strokowska – highlighted last week in Vet Record (VR, 4 May 2019, vol 184, p 538) – should prompt vets and practices to take greater care about what they post on social media.

Particular care was needed, she said, when …

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